“JCPAL taught me all the aspects of law enforcement. It showed me the good side of policing, rather than what the media portrays. It made me want to become an officer even more. It helped me to stay out of trouble.
A year after completing the Explorers program, I became a Class I Special Officer in Hackensack, and another year later, a Class II officer. I’m currently pursuing a full time position in another police department, and volunteering as an advisor in the JCPAL Explorer program.
I always wanted to be a cop, but the program helped me to keep positive. I can still call my mentors to get advice, and that means a lot.”